Thursday, August 29, 2013

Joan's Gardens Challenge

Happy Thursday Evening my friends!

While hubby prepares to watch another Pre Season football game, I decided to play along in one of my favorite challenges and do a little crafting.    The challenge I am referring to is the one over at Joan's Gardens every Thursday.  Joan has become a dear friend and she/Selma continue to inspire me to 'think outside the box' with their wonderful challenge ideas.

The challenge for this week is the following:

You can make 3 cards this week
  • Use gingham, checks or plaids
  • Colors - Green, white and brown
  • Butterflies
  • Something fallish...pumpkins, scarecrows, leaves etc
  • You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens. Also, mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Gardens Challenge. It would be nice if you would add this link to your post: www.atjoansgardens.com

  • Here is what I came up with  . . .


    I have had this scrap of Stemma design paper in my scrap box for several years now and today it just popped out and said "USE ME!" so that was my starting point!  Actually, all the paper used on this card came from my scrap box.

    This card is quite a 'mish-mash' of layers & elements but I think it came together to as a very pretty fall card.  All items used on this A6 card are listed below.

    If you want to join in on a fun challenge, just pop on over to Joan's Gardens  and play along!

    Here are a few additional challenges I'd like to add this creation to:
    Cute Card Thursday - Things with Wings
    Delightful Challenge - Make the Cut (die cuts, punches, decorative scissors)
    DRS Designs - Mad about Plaid

    Hope to see you tomorrow and as always . . .

    Recipe:
    Papers:  Stemma dp, OLD SU green gingham dp, brown cs, hunter green cs, white cs, golden rod cs, CDWV fall leaf dp
    Accessories:  Pumpkin stickers from scrapbooking stash, Martha Stewart 3-in-1 butterfly punch, Cheery Lynn Designs DL121 Sunflower die, Cheery Lynn Designs B123 Victorian Picket Fence die, Sizzix #656064 flowers & branch die set, Michaels gingham ribbon, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers


    12 comments:

    1. Gorgeous card! Love all the fall colors and beautiful design!
      Sherrie K
      http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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    2. Darlene, what a fun card. Love the bright colors and all the action on it. Great job!
      Thanks so much for joining u at Joan' Gardens for our weekly challenge.
      Joan
      www.atjoansgardens.com

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    3. What a beautiful card and I love the fact of using so many scraps. Well done, Ma.

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    4. Beautiful fall card! Love all the design elements - especially that sunflower!! Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs this week!

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    5. Love all the fall elements on this great card! Thanks for playing at DRS Designs!

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    6. Darlene, what a very colorful and happy Fall card, so very pretty and festive, love your design!!
      Thanks for sharing
      hugs
      Donna

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    7. Oh, this is a true work of fall art! I love each special detail. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.
      Hugs,
      Larelyn
      Sr. Designer

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    8. Darlene, this card is so creative. You have given me inspiration to break out of my box that I have been stuck in. Great work of art! :o)

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    9. Love the fall card for Joan's Garden challenge. The old lady birthday card is a hoot! You've been busy, my friend. You've made some cool cards/tags. Love the truck with big tires. Have a great holiday weekend. I'm off to do more catching up.

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    10. Great fun! Thanks for playing along with us at Delightful Challenges.

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    11. Gorgeous card, love the colours combi great job!

      Hugs
      Kim

      Please if you have much time please visit my site DigiDarlaDesigns.com for more digi's...

      Thanks

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    12. This is such a fabulous fall creation! Thank you for joining us this week at the Digital Delights Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

      Jackie, Digital Delights Challenge DT

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    Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
    Darlene